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tur on the ground for us in boston. >>> president obama talked about immigration reform during his weekly address from the road. >> this bill is a compromise, which means nobody got everything they wanted, including me but largely consistent with the principles i have laid out from the beginning. these are all common sense steps that the majority of americans support. so there's no reason immigration reform can't become reality this year. >>> back in the united states, the nra is holding its annual convention this weekend in houston. executive director chris cox had some harsh words for gun advocates, like president obama, and new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who cox says exploits victims of tragedy like those in newtown and aurora. >> while we pray for god to comfort those suffering unimaginable pain, they rush to microphones and cameras, gather in war rooms on capitol hill, and scheme about how to use that suffering to push their political agenda. >>> and ever since democratic seine is tore tom harkin announced that he would not seek re-election in iowa next year, many turn
importance to mexicans, also very important domestically to americans and president obama talked about that saying there's an economic imperative to tackling reform. >> i think it's important for everybody to remember that our shared border is more secure than it's been in years. illegal immigration attempts in the united states are near their lowest level in decades. and legal immigration continues to make both of our countries stronger and more prosperous, and more competitive. and this in part reflects the economic progress and greater opportunities here in mexico. i think this progress should help inform the debate in the united states, and i'm optimistic that we're finally going to get comprehensive immigration reform passed. >> president obama will deliver a speech here this morning and meet with mexican entrepreneurs and then it's to his second and final stomp on this mini-tour that he's doing of latin america. he'll be going to san jose, costa rica. there he'll join a summit of heads of state from central american nations as well as the dominican republic. a top concern for tho
on many fronts today. president obama again talking trade and immigration reform down in mexico before leaving the country he named kenny pritzker of the marriott hotel family as our new commerce secretary. in boston, the marathon bombing suspect told investigators he and his brother originally planned to plant suicide bombs on the fourth of july but get the bombs done early sol they would focus on the boston marathon instead that. and a whole lot more instead coming up on current tv. going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the d
>>> good morning. it's friday. here's what's coming up on "early today." president obama is in mexico talking immigration, illegal drugs and syria. >>> the first woman ever on america's most wanted list of terrorists. the reward has doubled to $2 million. >>> so much for spring. paof minnesota, wisconsin, wyoming are digging their way out of 15 inches of snow. >>> the boston marathon bombers originally targeted infuriate of july. >>> the freedom tower reaches its peak at 1776 feet. >>> be careful when approaching the pay tolls, a warning to drivers. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, may 3rd. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm dara brown. hundreds of residents are being ordered out of their homes in southern california. as a raging wildfire continues to burn more than 8,000 acres. this morning red-flag conditions continue as workers are working overtime to contain a series of blazes on multiple fronts. >> reporter: fire officials are calling the hot dry conditions the perfect storm for wildfires burning in southern california. dan
on "first look", president obama is in mexico talking syria. the first woman ever on the fbi's list of most wanted terrorists. so much for spring. parts of minnesota, wisconsin and wyoming are digging their way out of up to 15 inches of snow. >>> plus the boston marathon bombers originally targeted the 4th of july. and a warning to all drivers. be careful when approaching the pay tolls. >>> good morning. hundreds of residents are being ordered out of their homes in southern california as a raging wildfire continues to burn more than 8,000 acres. red flag conditions have crews working overtime trying to contain a series of blazes on multiple fronts. stephanie stanton has the latest. >> reporter: officials are calling it the perfect storm for wildfires burning in southern california. dangerous santa ana winds and record temperatures fan flames just north of los angeles. fire destroyed homes, vehicles and anything in its path, including this agricultural complex. a smoke advisory was issued due to concerns of chemicals in the air. the blaze broke out early thursday morning. wind gusts up to 70
and says religious leaders will not be obligated to officiate any marriage ceremony. >> president obama has wrapped up talks with mexico's recently elected president. they covered a range of issues from trade to illegal drugs and, of course, border security. but for now at least the details are still under wraps. abc's mary bruce traveling with the president. >> reporter: president obama arrived yesterday in mexico city where the economy tops the agenda during his three-day tour of latin america. the issue of immigration reform, however, will be hard to ignore. >> i'm optimistic about us getting this done because it's the right thing to do. we've seen leaders from both parties indicate that now is the time to get comprehensive immigration reform done. if we're going to get that done now is the time to do it. >> reporter: with congress poised to overhaul the nation's immigration laws mr. obama will have to tread carefully while he's here. any public comments he makes could impact the delicate negotiations back home. although immigration and border security will consume much of the conversati
, but was postponed because of bad weather. >> president obama flies to mexico today to talk immigration with the country's new president, enrique pena nieto. aides to president obama said mexico's cooperation is crucial to prevent the on going problem of illegal border crossings. president obama hopes that the president is willing to help him secure the border. the president also expects to promote mexico economic success and its place as the second-largest export market for united states goods and services. >> police said that 20 more bodies have been recovered overnight in the building collapse in bangladesh. the death toll is at least 430 while another 149 people were still missing. yesterday, a mass muslim for a was held for three for victims whose bodies cannot be identified. the eight story building collapsed on april 24th a day after huge cracks appeared in the building. >> in south korea, a united states citizen has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. the country's supreme court says that pae jun ho, known as kenneth bae by u.s. authorities, committed hostile acts against
re-talking about? are we talking about the barack obama that his -- the administration raised the fee for citizenship application to get back down again? don't get me started. i can go low sides on this because these politicians, that's my point, have moved them play this game like checkers or chess when it suits their interest in suits their politics. it's not just john mccain. >> i will tell what barack obama we are talking about. we are talking about the president obama that just won a re-election with 71% of the latino vote and understands there is a dead and we will not let him off the puck. i think it's a president obama who no longer has realm and manual as a chief of staff telling him it's too politically costly for you to do this in your first term. i think the president barack obama who wants a legacy and understand that this can be a major point for his legacy. to the point where he is stepping back. the question you asked antonio, if president obama had done what he said he was going to do and luis knows this and crossed his own legislation on congress to say here is my bi
. >> president obama flies to mexico today to talk immigration of the country's new president and regain peand regenrique pena nieto . aides to present obama say mexico's cooperation is crucial to prevent the ongoing problem of the illegal boarding crossings. president obama and hopes president nieto what is willing to help him secure the border. the president also expected to remote mexico's economic success and its place as the second largest export market for u.s. goods and services. >> police say one more bodies had been recovered overnight in the building collapse in bangladesh. the death toll is at least 430 while another 149 people are still missing. yesterday, a mass muslim funeral was held for 34 victims whose bodies couldn't be identified. the eight story building collapsed in march it on april 24th at a day after a huge cracks appeared in the building and police ordered an evacuation. the owner of the building is accused of telling employees to keep working despite the order. in north korea, a u.s. citizen has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. the country's supreme court say
's what president obama is talking about. that's why we'll continue to work with congress to pursue the proposal the president put forward in his budget, a proposal that once again is fully paid for. today's report emphasizes that when it comes to early education, quality does matter. and that quality means more than just learning numbers and the abcs. it means insuring kids get the nutrition and preventive care they need to stay healthy, building social and emotional skills, engaging parents to headache -- to make sure they're nurturing their children's development. over the last four years, we've pursued an historic effort to raise the bar on quality in early education, and we've had unprecedented and incredible coordination and collaboration with the department of education. that includes the race to the top early learning challenge, and it also includes a range of efforts in the head start program including sharing best practices on training and curriculum and making sure that funding competition goes to the strongest centers. so as in this report -- as this report shows, we hav
. does the obama administration want to strike a deal that spares his life? i'll talk about that with the former director of national intelligence in just a moment. i will also ask him about president obama defending the fbi's handling of the boston bombing investigation, insisting there was no intelligence breakdown. listen to what the president said. >> the russian intelligence services had alerted u.s. intelligence about the older brother as well as the mother, indicating that they might be sympathizers to extremists. the fbi investigated that older brother. it's not as if the fbi did nothing. >> the president is also responding to senator lindsey graham who is comparing boston to benghazi, saying the ultimate blame falls on the white house. tonight, along with female dna, one fingerprint has been found on the boston bomb debris. a short time ago we learned the attorney for tamerlan tsarnaev's widow says the remains will be released to the family and she is cooperating fully with law enforcement. tonight for the first time, the suspect's carjacking victim named danny is s
first lady michelle obama when he was in a hospital. they have not officially talk to the media but that will talk to us a 10:00 a.m. this morning. we will talk with them on how they are doing. i am sure that they will get all the love to the bay area because there were so many people hole came out to restaurants to donate money to the hern family. we cannot wait to bring you the news. >> the time is 6:08 a.m.. we will be right back. female narrator: it's posturepedic versus beautyrest it's posturepedic versus beautyrest with up to $400 off. serta icomfort and tempur-pedic go head-to-head with three years' interest-free financing. mattress price wars are on now at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ $4 doe dsn't really buy you unleunss you're at denny's. wherwhe there are always great choices for four dollars, on tonhe $2$4$6$8 value menu®. i'my body doesn't work the way it used to. pastpa my prime? i'm a victim of a slowing metabolism? i doi n't think so. new grw eat grains protein blend. proteiotn from natural ingredients like skeeeds and nuts. it hitel
've been listening live to michelle obama at the white house talking about a program that involves public private partnerships to allow service members to earn certifications in information technology or nursing before the -- before they leave the military so when they do leave the military they will be able to find good- paying jobs and support their families and themselves. >>> we're learning two u.s. service members killed in a plane crash in afghanistan were based in northern california. the pentagon says captain reed nikusha of hawaii and sergeant dixon of rancho cordova died in afghanistan when the plane crashed. the two men were stationed at beale airport base -- beale air force base. >>> this morning ten syrian sailors are missing after two cargo ships collided in greece. helicopters are being used to search for survivors because one of the ships sank. >>> congress has set aside almost $500,000 toker new tanks despite the -- for new tanks despite the fact that the army doesn't want it. upgrades to the abrams tank are not necessary and he would rather the money be spent on other pr
rendell talks about the issues president obama must address before he leaves office and why he's such a huge philadelphia phillies fan. >>> a look now at some stories in this morning's fast five headlines. search teams have found the bodies of two american crew members of a military refueling plane that crashed in kyrgyzstan yesterday. a third crew member is still missing. >>> jurors in the jodi arias murder case will not deliberate this weekend after they began deliberating for about an hour yesterday. arias is charged with first degree murder in the death of her boyfriend. >>> the sandy hook elementary building task force last night put off a decision on where to build a new school. it's considering rebuilding at the same location, or nearby. >>> the tsa says airport screeners in maui confiscated a dagger disguised as a hair brush handle. the same type of dagger was also discovered in phoenix this week. >>> and the first leg of a fuel-free flight across the country is over. the solo powered airplane landed in phoenix early this morning after an 18-hour journey from northern c
city. talk about drug wars gun running border security hassle. president obama's brief stop in mexico city was hijacked by a series of domestic and international issues. in washington defense secretary chuck hagel confirmed the administration is now seriously considering lethal weapons to syrian rebels. mr. obama ignored previous recommendations to arm rebels and still sounds hesitant. >> we want to make sure we look before we leap and what we're doing is actually helpful to the situation as opposed to making it more deadly or more complex. >> reporter: the president wanted to sound optimistic about immigration reform. mexico's economy grew to 3.9% quick last year reducing border crossings into the u.s. still, half the undocumented workers in america are from mexico. >> we're a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: marco rubio said an immigration reform bill he helped draft is in trouble, because it's too soft on border security. >> the part we still have to do some work on is this board every stuff. it won't pass the house and will struggle to pass the senate if it do
. we have big problems with the budget and the economy and we're talking about background checks as if it matters. it doesn't matter that much. and all of the passion it and all of the focus that president obama decided to make on this issue, i do think was political exploitation. he hadn't talked about gun issues one bit during his campaign. i think this was a huge political mistake on the part of the president. >> do you think he's lost a lot of political capital? do you think this was a mistack to use as capital in this way? >> well, you know what, it matters to 90% of the american people. so you want to call that being political, that's fine. we have problems around the world. guess where else we have problems? newtown, connecticut, aurora, colorado, we have a lot of problems here. that's why all of these senators that voted against background checks are seeing their numbers plum et and the senators that had the courage to vote for it are seeing their numbers come up. there's a reason why pat toomey said the reason republicans didn't vote for it is because they didn't want to
with a new sugment preparing today call the agenda. we're goin to talking to a panel of progressive -- we're minutes away from president obama giving remarks at the 150 anniversary of the national academy of science and this comes as we're learning about a new push from house republicans that would require the national science administration to justify every grant handed out. today's panel, blake houn shell, editor of foreign policy magazine and timothy, what we can do about it. amanda i want to start with you. as we look at the fact that the house g.o.p. is looking for an angle to defund science, we know it's something that the president is trying to promote with his science agenda and where science is going, what is the house trying to do by asking for more due diligence on where the money is going. >> well they're saying that they want the projects -- this is being led by the house science committee chairman, lamar smith from texas. we wants to make sure that not only are these projects ground breaking and worthy of federal money they should be help -- what's concerning a lot of democr
will come up. mr. obama doesn't want it to disrupt the bipartisan talks that are going on right now on capitol hill, but the new mexican president shares the same goals on immigration, le jij miezing the millions of mexicans living now in the u.s. that said mexican migration to the u.s. is currently at its lowest level in 40 years. the reason, mexico's economy is growing faster than that of the u.s. so both presidents may want to highlight mexico's economy as one of the best ways to curb illegal immigration. after a speech to them on friday, the president will go to costa rica for a meeting with central american leaders. he's due back here on saturday night. charlie and norah? >> bill plante, thank you. >>> and the obama administration is renewing its fight over the morning after pill. the justice department announced plans wednesday to appeal a judge's order. it removes all age limits for buying step-one over the counter. they reduced the age from 17 to 15 in hopes of a compromise. >>> an american citizen has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in north korea. kenneth bay has
.c. mayor anthony coxx is obama choice to replace ray lahood. at the talks was elected in 2009 and help lead the democratic national convention in charlotte last year and he would be the first african- american cabinet nominee of obama second term. >> average a mother has been set free three years after the judge found her calmly and sane and committed her to a mental hospital after the 2006 killing of her eight year-old son. investigators said to reach the moses of richmond beat and star of the boy and for some debate and household cleaner and feces. moses was released after doctors determined she was no more risk to society. authorities said most tortured and beat the boy regularly and a german u die from battered child syndrome. funding for preschool programs had its largest drop ever last year and states are now spending less per child than they did a decade ago. this is from report at rutgers university. the report also found that more than half a million of those pre school students are in programs that don't even meestan industry experts that would qualify for federal dollars. those f
the exclusive interview tonight at 10:00 right here on abc 7. >> president obama had high praise for jason collins after collins revealed he is gay. he's the first pro player to come out. the first ever basketball star talked to abc george stephanopoulos. >> jason kol yibz shattering one of the final barrier was these words. i'm a 34-year-old nba center, i'm black, and i'm gay. >> i know i'm the happiest i've ever been. a huge weight has been lifted. >> collins is the first active player in major pro team sports to come outs of the closet. he spoke with george stephanopoulos. >> what was a tipping snoint. >> tipping point was once you tell your parents and their response is positive the rest is down hill after that. >> he received an outpouring of support including a call from president obama. >> seems like a terrific young man. and i told him i couldn't be prouder of him. >> he's been a great guy. a great teammate. >> he's a good guy. i'm praying for him. and i'm looking at it. we'll support each other on and off the court. >> now, the seven foot power house says he wants to pay it forwar
. >>> and d.c. comics. president obama casts a vote for comedy at this weekend's white house correspondents' dinner. >> take the sequester. republicans fell in love with this thing, and now they can't stop talking about how much they hate it. it's like we're trapped in a taylor swift album. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, april 29th, 2013. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. we begin this morning into the investigation of the boston marathon bombings. investigators are still trying to determine if the suspects acted alone. the chairman of the house intelligence committee, chairman mike rogers, says persons of interest are being sought, meanwhile the mother is coming under close scrutiny. during a wiretapped phone conversation with her older son, she's heard discussing jihad. ines ferre reports. >> reporter: lawmakers are questioning whether the boston bombing suspects may have had training from terrorists. the chairman of the homeland security system says the tsarnaev brothers used weapons similar to pakistan, afghanistan, and
.s. authorities to help with drug trafficking and organized crime. president obama says he is not criticizing that move right now. he wants to talk as to why he has made those decisions. ktvu channel 2 news. >> 8:16. the deadly collapse of a garment factory. the collapse killed more than 400 people and generated lots of public concern. the gap is looking for ways to improve working conditions. but disney decided it will no longer have brands of merchandise made there. disney says less than 1% of production is done in bangladesh. >> visited a power station commemorating worker's day yesterday. he toured the facility. talked with some of the employees. president assad made an address saying he will not give in to the rebels. >>> there are reports iranian president was arrested briefly under the orders of iran supreme leader. the president was held for 7 hours and warned stop causing problems. >> take place in iran on june 14th and president -- he would reveal tapes that show fraud in the regime. >> 8:17. a man has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in north korea. bae is from washington s
. thank you very much, everybody. thank you, guys. >> and president obama marking 100 days into his second term. >> jason collins, had a chance to talk to him yesterday. seems like a terrific young man, and i told humim i couldn't be prouder. an extraordinary measure of progress we've seen in this country has been the recognition that the lgbt community deserves full equality. not just partial equality. not just tolerance, but a recognition that they are fully a part of the american family, and, you know, given the importance of sports in our society for an individual who has excelled at the highest level to say this is who i am, i am proud of it, i'm still a great competitor, i'm still seven-foot tall and can bang with shaq, you know, deliver a hard foul and, you know, for i think a lot of young people out there, who, you know, are gay or lesbian who are struggling with these issues, to see a role model like that, i think it's a great thing. i think america should be proud this is one more step in this ongoing recognition that we treat everybody fairly. and everybody is part of a -- part
doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> president obama is wrapping up a trip to mexico. he's leaving as we speak. you see those images live of mexico city of air force one. in mexico he met with president enrique pena nieto. president obama touched on business opportunities in his remarks fighting the war on drugs, gun control and comprehensive immigration reform. >> it is critical that the united states recognize the need to reform our immigration system. because we are a nation of laws, but we are also a nation of immigrants. like every nation, we have a responsibility to ensure that our laws are upheld. we also know as a nation of immigrants, the immigration system we have in the united states right now doesn't reflect our values. it separates families when we should be reuniting them. >> next stop is costa rica where mr. obama's expected to meet with u.s. embassy staff and costa rican president laura chinchilla. >>> president obama's investing $100 million in taxpayer money to map the human brain, but what exactly
, to break bread together and poke a bit of fun at one another. president obama embraced his role as comedian in chief. our white house peter alexander made it there for all the laughs. >> i feel like it s just a couple of hours ago. you talk about the politicians, the journalists, plenty of celebrities too. a couple of sightings i had. bradley cooper, katie perry there. they call this as the nerd prom, but it's highlighted each year by these dualing comedic appearances this year between the president and late night host conan o'brien, where really nothing is off limits. not the politicians, the pundits, or even the president himself. ♪ ♪ don't stop the party >> it's like when two different zoos get together. you know, the hollywood zoo and the d.c. zoo. >> president obama, that's my man. ♪ >> thank you. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you about this. second term, baby. >> tonight i'm excited to announce that turner broadcasting is going to make a television miniseries about the big power players here in washington. vice psident joe biden is goinlayeg to by b
also tell you, so will obama care. so we have seen the tables set for 2014. >> if you talk to operatives this week, they point to the polling out there that seems to suggest that democrats who voted against this may be taking a hit. democrats who voted for it are doing better. mary landrieu being one of those down in louisiana. so we're back to looking at polling. >> and back to looking at regions. yes, it was partisan in the sense that four republicans voted for it and four democrats voted against it. but nonetheless, it had to do with region. i think we see that more and more when you watch the nra. there are pockets, and that's why it's such a difficult run in the house. because they're not running statewide. they're running in their districts, which can be very, very anti-any more gun control. >> and what about immigration? marko rubio was on the cover of "the national review." he's been taking a lot of heat from conservatives. could the boston bombing and that case have an impact? we've heard people say yes, it should be taken into consideration. will it have an impact
. it is profoundly unpopular he refuses to talk about it. he didn't talk about it during the presidential race. he still is not talking about. this law was passed three years ago. this federal government under president obama had three years to put in place what doug referred to. none of it is ready to go. by the way they're spending $30 million of taxpayer money on pr to try to sell it to the skeptical public. when reid says we have to spend more money to implement it, maybe some of that $30 million should go into instead of trying to sell it back to us. martha: we're starting to get inkling of this on the campaign trail, doug and what it will mean in the midterms. looking at south carolina race, you have elizabeth colbert busch, in a debate with mark sanford. said it is extremely problem matic. it is expensive. $500 billion more than it was. democrats keeping this at arm's length in this election. >> what monica said, is exactly right. it is unpopular. beyond being unpopular, you would expect a democratic president who wanted to you can successfully implement it would not blame the republicans a
there was a four-term president, franklin dell del delano rows volt and you say this president has talked about himself like that. >> presidents cannot keep the world as arm's length. barack obama is trying to prevent himself from getting entangled in anything whether it's syria, the middle east or north korea. as fdr discovered, bill clinton, george w. bush. enrich adder nixon, the president of the united states has got to be engaged in the affairs of the world or the world begins to become destabilized. jon: that's why in syria red lines become a little fuzzy? >> red lines become a little fuzzy. i don't think the argument here is that the united states has to, you know, get involved in syria with troops on the ground, but i think the united states has to be more heavily involved in what is going on in syria and in the mideast right now than we have been so far because the region is beginning to spin out of control. jon: daniel henninger,ed toker kwral page editor at the "wall street journal." thank you. jenna: it was known as a might nare cruise. passengers on the carnival triumph strand -d f
player came out last year. we'll also talk to rick welts, president and coo of the golden state warriors. and remember when president obama joked about getting a drink with senator mitch mcconnell at the white house correspondents' dinner? mitch mcconal is returning the laugh and he is ready to accept. waiting for the president. >> thank you very much, chriine. 41 minutes past the hour. more on that groundbreaking announcement from nba player jason collins. in his essay yesterday for "sports illustrated" he said, i didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major american team sport. but since i am, i'm happy to the start the i had my way, someon would have already done this. nobody has, which is why i'm raising my hand. the 34-year-old has gotten support from all corners of the sports world. from nba commissioner david stern to former teammates. so let's talk about the reaction with mike golic and mike greenberg the mosts of "mike & mike" on espn radio and espn2. they're joining us this morning. collins is the first active player in a major u.s. sport to come out. h
on "starting point," president obama standing by the fbi over accusations that they missed intelligence before the boston bombings. but are there serious failures that need to be addressed? we will talk about this with former cia and nsa director general michael hayden coming up next. >> then testimony under way in the michael jackson wrongful death trial, and it was so powerful, his mother had to leave the courtroom. update just ahead. [ female announcer ] new lean cuisine salad additions. bring your own lettuce. byol. and we'll dress it up with grilled chicken. crunchy veggies. fruits, dressings and crispy noodles. new lean cuisine salad additions. just byol. find us in frozen. but first you've got to get him to say, "hello." new crest 3d white arctic fresh toothpaste. use it with these 3d white products, and whiten your teeth in just 2 days. new crest 3d white toothpaste. life opens up when you do. [ male announcer ] the first look is only the beginning. ♪ ♪ this is a stunning work of technology. ♪ this is the 2013 lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfecti
of goldman sachs, talks about the u.s. economy, federal reserve monetary policy, and the european financial crisis. ofn an event on casualties sense. later a conference with president obama and the next -- the mexican presidents kenyan o. >>. -- pena niet the number of people applying for unemployment is lower. we talk with the wall street journal reporter, been councilman. now and smith joins us. his most recent book is "who stole the american dream? we will also take your calls, e- mails, and tweets. >> mrs. grant was also interesting. they had an extraordinary roller-coaster existence. for most of their lives, he was regarded as an abject failure, unable to provide for its family common and an end in almost no time, suddenly he was the most popular man in the country, the man who would save the union on the battlefield, and then president of the united states. >> to leo loved her time in the white house. she said it was like a bright and beautiful dream, the most wonderful time in my life government -- in my life, so i think that gives you an idea of how much she enjoyed being first lady
? [ female announcer ] when people talk, great things happen. arthel: new information in the case of a mississippi man accused of sending poison-laced letters to president obama and others. an fbi agent presenting evidence against james dutschke during a preliminary hearing. rick folbaum in our new york newsroom. they are saying they got the right guy this time, right, rick? >> that's right, arthel. the first time someone was arrested for sending poison letters, an fbi agent said they didn't have any evidence linking him to the crime. this time it is different. james everett dutschke is accused making deadly substance ricin an inserting it in letters sent to the president and u.s. senator roger wicker and a local mississippi judge, said did i holland. in a court hearing hearing yesterday for dutschke an fbi agent testified a dust mask like a carpenter might use had his dna on it. they were watching dutschke when they saw him remove items from a martial arts studio he used to own. he watched him walk down the street and throw the items away in the trashcan. the dust mask was one of
changing of our own. ah, we can talk about it later. we're putting the wonder back into air travel, one innovation at a time. the new american is arriving. >>> 57 minutes past the hour. president obama tried his hand at stand-up comedy saturday night at the annual white house correspondents' dinner, targeting not only his critics but himself, as well, entering to the sounds of rap music. ♪ >> thank you. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you about this. second term, baby. i recognize that this job can take a toll on you. i understand second terms need a burst of new energy, try some new things, and then my team and i talked about it, we were willing to try anything so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. >> oh, no. not a good look on the president of the united states. that is "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. john berman continues our coverage live in boston with "starting point" right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm john berman live in boston this morning. our "starting point," a raid overnight in russia. why special forces wanted this man dead and
aim to the president's health care law saying it is keeping some companies from hiring. we will talk to him next on "morning joe." ♪ ♪ >>> 26 past the hour. here with us now republican senator from wyoming, senator john barrasso who recently wrote in the investment business daily about obama care and he says it's blocking job creation and economic growth and here is why. he writes, in part, now even more working americans are seeing their hours cut because of the unreasonable burdens of the president's health law. the culprit is a requirement in the law that companies with more than 50 full-time workers provide expensive one-size fits all health insurance. some small businesses stopped hiring to stay below that number of employees and others are cutting full-time workers back to part-time status. the federal reserve reported in march the health care law is a major concern for businesses. the drop in hours and the reluctance to hire are having a ripple effect throughout our economy. wages stagnant and economic growth anemic. people who have lost their jobs and out of work two or t
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